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Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Γαληνός; September 129 – c. 216 CE), often Anglicized as Galen () or Galen of Pergamon, was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Galen has received more than 2,132,221 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Galen is the 3rd most popular physician, the 16th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Physician.

Galen is most famous for his work in medicine. He was a Greek physician who lived in the Roman Empire. Galen is most famous for his work on the circulatory system, where he was the first to describe the difference between veins and arteries.

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Among physicians, Galen ranks 3 out of 509Before him are Hippocrates and Florence Nightingale. After him are Paracelsus, Ignaz Semmelweis, Edward Jenner, Josef Mengele, Robert Koch, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Albert Schweitzer, and Andreas Vesalius.

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Among people born in 129, Galen ranks 1 Among people deceased in 215, Galen ranks 1After him are Clement of Alexandria and Alexander of Aphrodisias.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Galen ranks 16 out of 1,128Before him are Osman I (1254), Selim I (1470), Diogenes (-404), Ahmed I (1590), Saint Nicholas (270), and Murad IV (1612). After him are Murad III (1546), Mimar Sinan (1490), Mehmed III (1566), Hesiod (-800), Strabo (-64), and Bayezid I (1354).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Galen ranks 1After him are Basil of Caesarea (329), Nestorius (381), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Polycarp (69), Herophilos (-335), Ctesias (-440), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Hulusi Behçet (1889).